The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GALMS) has served notice to government to initiate immediate measures to have the Allied Health Professions Council(AHPC) Board inaugurated before 30th November 2018, else members will advise themselves.
The associations reckons that government’s failure to constitute a board for the Allied Health Professionals Council, leaves the public at risk of malpractice among others.
Their concerns were highlighted in a resolution issued after the end of an annual national congress and Scientific conference of GAMLS.
The Allied Health Professions Council is established by an Act of Parliament (Act 857, 2013) to regulate the training and practice of Allied Health Professions in Ghana.
The mandate of the council, among other things, is to regulate the standard of services for the practice of Allied Health professions, monitor and inspect allied health facilities, advice the Health minister on matters relating to allied health practice among others.
As part of its mandate, the Council is also responsible for granting Professional Accreditation for all Allied Health Programmes.